The American Academy of Religion, a member of the International Association for the History of Religions, welcomes applications to its Collaborative International Research Grants program.
Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of research collaborations between and among scholars located in different geographical regions who wish to pursue focused projects in the study of religion, broadly defined.
Projects grounded in international research relationships that bring together scholars from disparate backgrounds and methodological approaches that advance critical research on and understanding of religious traditions, practices, and issues are encouraged. Awards may be used for a variety of project expenses, including communication and travel. Junior as well as more established scholars are encouraged to apply, as are independent scholars.
Award recipients are required to share the findings of the research collaboration publicly in at least two different ways, which might include reporting the results of the collaboration in a publication, a blog post, or on a web page, or in a presentation at the AAR annual meeting or another conference sponsored by an IAHR-member association.
To be eligible, applicants must have two or more collaborators, at least one of whom must hold a doctoral degree. Grant recipients also must maintain AAR membership throughout the grant award period.
See the American Academy of Religion website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and awardees from previous years.